Dante's Unintended Flight by Emily VogelDante's Unintended Flight by Emily Vogel

Dante's Unintended Flight

byEmily Vogel

Paperback | February 15, 2017

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Dante’s Unintended Flight is series of linked prose poems, inspired by Vogel’s two-week hiatus in Florence, Italy, in the summer of 2014. It contends with the complexities of gender--particularly womanhood, which Vogel weaves as being a maelstrom of contradictions, quandaries, and conundrums. It is set across a span of time in the city of Florence, and alludes to both history and modern society. These poems also give a nod to feminist theory in the context of fragmented story. The complicated and sometimes incendiary relationship between “man” and “woman” is illustrated here in a very surreal and introspective narrative, which extends as if a prolonged dream, amid what would be the almost “drugged” haziness of summer in perpetual flight.

Emily Vogel's poetry, reviews, essays, and translations have most recently been published in Omniverse, The Paterson Literary Review, Lips, City Lit Rag, Luna Luna, Maggy, Lyre Lyre, The Comstock Review, The Broome Review, Tiferet, The San Pedro River Review, 2 Bridges Review, and PEN, among others. She is the author of five chapbooks,...
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Title:Dante's Unintended FlightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.19 inPublished:February 15, 2017Publisher:The New York Quarterly FoundationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1630450464

ISBN - 13:9781630450465

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In this gathering of prose poems, Vogel traces a "tentative thread of thought" that spans the domestic and the expansive worlds that men and women carry within themselves as constructed truths and contradictions. Dante's Unintended Flight offers a steadfast foundation built on a bedrock of dreaming and mythmaking. -Tara Betts, author of Break the HabitDante's Unintended Flight is a tour de force! A narrative in moments, or as the writer Pam Houston might call these linked prose pieces, "glimmers," Vogel makes the personal universal in lyrical, often ecstatic bursts of images, that are ultimately about love-not loving enough or perhaps too much-and longing, so much longing, for some manifestation of a celestial presence amongst the mundane: a man cooking tomatoes; a little boy dreaming; a little girl placing a pan at the feet of a woman, and birds that... "rise again as if resurrected from their tiny deaths." Vogel's language is gorgeous, her assertions about life in the moment, startling and true. A powerful and compelling new book from a first-rate chronicler of the adoration and despair at the heart of the twenty-first century family.-Jaimee Wriston Colbert author of Wild ThingsWritten in a language like nothing you've ever heard before, Emily Vogel's latest collection of sinister and incisive prose poems illuminates the rifts between man and woman and god and defiantly sings into those voids where the heart fails us but nevertheless proves that nothing is possible without heart.-Danniel Schoonebeek author of Trébuchet